The Blues Brothers (1980) – The Education Of Josh Quick Review

The Blues Brothers (1980) – The Education Of Josh Quick Review

Quick Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
The Blues Brothers is the definition of a cult classic.  A failure on it’s release, the film lived on thanks to the birth of video.  But it’s initial failure was unfounded – this is a brilliant film. Insane, funny, surreal and stupid whilst always being charming, The Blues Brothers walks a fine line.  But those wining turns by Belushi & Aykroyd, combined with an infinitely replayable soundtrack and a whose who of cameos (Franklin, Charles, Fisher) makes for some of the most fun and irreverent movies you will ever see.

Best Bit: The brothers take to the stage

Buy, Stream, Avoid: Buy

If You Liked this Try: Blues Brothers 2000, Waynes World, Grease

 


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Podcast: The Education Of Josh… The Blues Brothers (1980)

Podcast: The Education Of Josh… The Blues Brothers (1980)

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Josh has seen loads of films. Mostly Disney. Phil has seen loads of films that Josh should have seen but hasn’t. Join Phil as he takes Josh through an education in movies – Film by Film.  This episode Phil educates Josh on: The Blues Brothers (1980)

Films Discussed:The Blues Brothers, The Grand Budapest Hotel, Empire Records, We’re The Millers

Hosted Phil Hobden (Ross And Phil Talk Movies) and Josh Morris (The Smoking Lamb)

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Phil’s Top 5… Musicals

Phil’s Top 5… Musicals

Other Cr*p Top 5

Each week Phil, from Phil’s Quick Capsule Review, takes a look at a different movie or TV related Top Five.  This time out: Musicals!

 

Close but no cigar: Mary Poppins, Everyone Says I love You, Grease 2, La La Land, Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory, Oliver! , Sweeney Todd The Demon Barber Of Fleet Street

5 – Little Shop of Horrors
Suddenly Seymour!  The remake of a little seen Roger Corman film, Little Shop of Horrors is full of great songs and even better cameos.  You’ll never go to the dentist again!

 

4 – The Blues Brothers
The Blues Brothers delivers iconic moments in bucket loads – from the cats to the car chases, to the songs to the cameos… it’s one of the best soundtracks ever.  Films damn fine as well.

3 – Rocky Horror Picture Show
Rocky Horror Picture Show lives on over 40 years from it’s release and is probably better recognised now thanks to it’s ensuring sing alongs and packed out stage shows. 

 

2 – The Nightmare Before Christmas
The newsiest entry on my list, The Nightmare Before Christmas is charming, heart warming, clever and beautiful.  It’s also a work of art with some of the most stunning stop motion that holds up even today. 

 

1 – Grease
It’s Grease – one of the most successful and singable musicals ever.  It’s launched careers, sold a gazillions of sound tracks and still packs out sing alongs.  

 

 

Phil’s Top 5… Film Soundtrack Albums

Phil’s Top 5… Film Soundtrack Albums

Other Cr*p Top 5

Each week Phil, from Phil’s Quick Capsule Review, takes a look at a different movie or TV related Top Five.  This time out:Film Soundtrack Albums!

So to be clear here we are not talking actual film soundtracks but the released OST soundtrack albums that are related on iTunes and (in the old days) CD’s.

Close but no cigar:O Brother Where Art Thou?, Reservoir Dogs, Goodfellas, Fight Club, Saturday Night Fever, Drive, Guardians Of The Galaxy, Shooting Fish 


5 – Trainspotting
Danny Boyle’s stand out 90’s British film also delivered a stand out multi platinum selling soundtrack album.  From Iggy Pop To Pulp, it was as eclectic as they come and, as most great OST’s should, it stood alone from the film.  A perfect slice of 90’s British film.

 

4 – The Blues Brothers
One of the best musicals delivers a stand out soundtrack with classic after classic performed by the charismatic Jake & Elwood.  Add in Ray Charles, Cab Caloway, Aretha Franklin and James Brown and you have a perfect slice of Rhythm & Blues.

 

3 – Quadrophenia

One of my favourite albums of all time, Quadrophenia is a journey which stand alongside some of The Who’s best works as well as alongside some of the best concept albums of the 60’s & 70’s.  It’s just brilliant. 

 

2 – Pulp Fiction
Tarantino delivers yet another standout soundtrack after the delights of Reservoir Dogs.  It was an album that adorned the CD collection of almost ever 90’s student and even manages to transcend the film itself.  Continuing his trend for catchy rarely heard tracks with equally catchy dialogue snippets, Pulp Fiction is a slice of a genius director at his best.

 

1 – Natural Born Killers
Yup.  Controversial for some but the Trent Reznor produced album for the Oliver Stone film is like an audio version the film itself, weaving in music, audio and sounds to deliver what is essential an audio play of the movie.  From L7 to Dr Dre and almost everything in between it’s a pulse pounding concept album in it’s own right.  Essential.

 

 

Blog: All Things Film – Filmsploitation Podcast Cult Movies

Blog: All Things Film – Filmsploitation Podcast Cult Movies

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So as we approach the 3 year anniversary of the Filmsploitation Podcast, we’re taking a look back over some of the history of the Podcast and how it’s changed.  For the first 40 or so Podcasts from Filmsploitation, our guest host got to pick the weeks Cult Film.  From the classic to the obscure, the popular to the never seen, here we present a list of each and ever one of them.

In our eyes all must see movies…

No they are. Really.  See them now.  NOW we tell you. Now.

So how many have you seen?

For more check out the IMDB, Youtube or where possible pick up a copy from Amazon or the like.

Episode #041: Deliverance

Episode #040: Ed Wood

Episode #039: Lost Boys 

Episode #037: Alien

Episode #036: Withnail & I

Episode #035: A Fish Called Wanda

Episode #034: Glen Gary Glen Ross 

Episode #032: Sleepaway Camp

Episode #031: Heathers

Episode #029: Adventures Of Ford Fairlane 

Episode #027: Bloodsport

Episode #026: True Romance

Episode #025: Labyrinth

Episode #023: Twin Peaks

Episode #022: Prince Of Darkness

Episode #021:  The Toxic Avenger

Episode #020: Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

Episode #019: The Blues Brothers

Episode #018: The Hidden

Episode #017: From Dusk Till Dawn

Episode #016: Repo Man

Episode #015: The Sentinel

Episode #012: Lady Hawke

Episode #011: Gymkata

Episode #010: The Warriors

Episode #008: The Cannonball Run

Episode #007: The Princess Bride

Episode #006: Tremors

Episode #005: Do The Right Thing

Episode #004: Dellamorte Dellamore

Episode #003: The Stuff

Episode #002: They Live

Episode #001: Never Too Young To Die

Author: Phil Hobden